A Few Improvements

My mom has been visiting this week (hence the reason for my brief silence on the blog) and, as always, has helped me make a few improvements. After a trip to the Greenwood Country Store and Ivy Nursery, my mantel, sideboard, and the front of my house got some much-needed love.

Above, you can see she brilliantly changed what was my mantel arrangement to something a bit more peaceful that has an almost neo-classical-French look to it. My new tin vessels give weight to the airiness of the white objects and nude study, which is a simple pencil drawing from high-school that I framed.

How grown-up does this look!? All of it is new: the ferns, pots and brass candlesticks. We found them on our excursion down Ivy road. I love how pretty it looks (I feel like I have enough funky/eclectic/unique right now) and it is something I will enjoy. Also, where have I been in terms of the classic-yet-modern aesthetic brass candlesticks provide?

We found the cool metal wreath at the Greenwood Country Store, and it’s as if it goes with the bench that I already had. The stucco can look pretty bland, so this bit of whimsy was the perfect detail to make the outside of my house a bit more inviting.

Thanks Mom!


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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3 Responses to A Few Improvements

  1. Stephanie says:

    Oooh pretty! Great job Cate & Ann!

  2. deborah phelps says:

    You both are so talented and so special…ddp

  3. ann west says:

    great fun and memories of our time together ! xxxmom

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